listening for layers
What did we hear?
- refrigerator noise
- AC hum
- camera noise
- generator noise
Natural Ambiance: Reverberation and wind
- Once it is recorded, it is impossible to eliminate!
- There is less reverb away from walls, record in the middle of a room.
- Keep the mic closest to the source (i.e. mouth).
- To eliminate both wind and breath sounds, use a windscreen (foam sleeve) on the mic.
- In a given situation, keep recording levels as consistent as possible.
Common Production Shortcuts In Pro Tools
Shuffle mode: F1 or cycle "~" key
Spot mode: F2 or cycle "~" key
Slip mode: F3 or cycle "~" key
Grid mode: F4 or cycle "~" key
Zooming in and out horizontally by holding the Command key and using left "[" and right "]" brackets.
Zooming in and out vertically by holding the Command and Option keys; then using left "[" and right "]" brackets.
Also Zoom presets now work in LE.
Zoom all the way out: Option A
New Track Command
Shift + Cmnd N
End: Option + Return
Half-speed playback: Shift Spacebar
Rewind: numerpad 1
Fast Forward: numberpad 2
RECORD: numberpad 3
Importing (ripping) Audio from CD
>Movie>Import Audio from other Movie
Select Track; OK
Navigate to audio folder
Saves to session format and Audio Regions list
sound and creating layers in Pro Tools
Compositing an ambience with multiple elements; foreground (VO), middleground, background
Compositing a sound effect from multiple elements: initial sound, envelope elements, ambient elements
Compositing a musical cue from tracks for: melody, ambience, action
Creating a musical cue and spotting to video
Read: Pro Tools 6 for Macintosh & Windows OR Complete Pro Tools Handbook
- Editing Basics
- Working with Regions
- Advanced Editing